Wilton Manors showed its true colors Tuesday, raising a rainbow flag at City Hall in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.
The city has one of the country's highest concentrations of lesbians and gays, including four of the city's five commissioners. Pride Month celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, plus those questioning their sexuality.
Officials said the city was the first in Broward County to fly the pride flag at its city hall. It will be flown through June 30. Another pride flag is on display in the commission chambers.
Mayor Gary Resnick said it's a fitting time for the city to raise the flag, given recent strides made for marriage equality and the city hosting one of the state's first multiple-couple same-sex marriage ceremonies in February.
"Displaying the pride flag in front of City Hall not only brings awareness to Pride Month but also to the journey that started in 1969 with the Stonewall riots," Resnick said. "Now is the perfect time to display the symbol of gay pride and diversity in our community."
While the city is sometimes called the unofficial capital of the gay community in South Florida, it is at least 14 years behind Lake Worth and seven years behind Miami Beach when it comes to raising the pride flag at city hall. It was even beaten out by St. Petersburg, which raised the rainbow colors over its city hall last year.